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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:19 am 
 

Spotted this article on msnbc regarding fraud in the stamp collecting field.  A group of collectors have had to band together to stop fraudulant sellers on ebay.  The sellers keep switching user names and the collectors keep hunting them down.  Of course, ebay does very little.



http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17171372/

  


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:25 am 
 

TheLidlessEye wrote:Spotted this article on msnbc regarding fraud in the stamp collecting field.  A group of collectors have had to band together to stop fraudulant sellers on ebay.  The sellers keep switching user names and the collectors keep hunting them down.  Of course, ebay does very little.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17171372/




Seems like stamp collectings very own version of Jonb. :x


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:33 am 
 

I found this article about vladuz hacking ebay fun.  Its nice to know someone is screwing with them every once in a while since they do it to us all the time.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/23 ... kes_again/

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:49 am 
 

Try buying a DVD . . .   :roll:   It is unreal the number of obviously fradulent, pirated, illegal copies of DVD's that are on ebay.  It is so obvious . . . when a seller has 20 copies of DVD with "no insert booklet" or when they "ship from Pakistan to worldwide" that the DVD's are fakes . . .





So, I wanted the Little Mermaid II for my daughter . . . but, as Disney always does, it is no longer in production as they Limited Print Release everything. So, they can be a little bit expensive.



In order to get an authentic copy I eventually just skipped all the searching, weeding out of fake copies and trying to win auctions.  I went straight to the only store listing in an obviously factory sealed package from a reputable seller.



$30 plus shipping for a DVD!  I must be insane  :)   But, you won't believe the amount of rip-offs on Amazon and ebay . . . I had to be sure it was real and the seller could be trusted.




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Post Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:27 pm 
 

This field is actually quite tame when it comes to knock-offs.  Some of the antique categories I dabble in (especially maps and early photographs, such as Daguerreotypes) have gotten so bad that you're better off dealing face to face or not at all.

The one sad truth in that article is that vigilante justice is a necessity for a quality online community through eBay.  They won't police themselves when it's unprofitable to do so.

We're still in desperate need of that one innovator who will crash in with a couple billion dollars and set up a reasonable alternative to eBay, with enough capital to withstand a few years' losses until the monopoly is shattered.  I'm hoping on Google, but I'm definitely not banking on it.  Until there's a competitor, it's up to the collectors to keep things clean.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:31 pm 
 

darkseraphim wrote:This field is actually quite tame when it comes to knock-offs.


..and also other ebay fraud.  I went looking for auction prices for a friend who needs a new notebook.  Shill-city... some seriously unbelievable auctions.  8O


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:09 pm 
 

A few years ago I came across a laptop fraud ... I checked out the address, engaged in a bit of email correspondence and got the local police (Leyton) involved.

I found the following forum useful at the time ...

http://www.thelaw.com/forums/archive/in ... -2289.html  (i'm djbmckee)

There was some basic chasing up of the fraudsters: engage in email & trace.

I got a call a few months later from a PCW in Leyton infroming me about a couple of arrests.

There is alrady a permanent thread on copyright infringers, is there merit in one for sellers selling fakes?


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